Majority of Alberta is under an extreme cold warning

Feb 26 2019, 2:05 am

The province of Alberta is frozen solid this Monday — at least it is according to Environment Canada.

Of Alberta’s 34 regions, 21 have fallen under an extreme cold warning as of this morning, seemingly surrounding the cities of Calgary and Edmonton in alarming red.

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Surprisingly enough, four of Alberta’s northernmost regions (High Level, Fort Chipewyan, Wabasca, Fort McMurray, and their surrounding municipalities) are also in the clear, though their extreme cold warnings ended just before 10:30 am today.

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Weather alerts in Alberta (Environment Canada)

Calgary is currently sitting at a cool -19°C, with a 40% chance of light snow coming later tonight.

Temperatures in the city are actually expected to warm up a bit by Wednesday, which is forecasted to be -5°C and sunny — hardly the warm spring day we’re all hoping for, but still an improvement, nonetheless.

Calgary’s surrounding regions of Okotoks, Brooks, and Airdrie are all currently facing the extreme cold warning, with temperatures expected to feel as low as -40°C thanks to the biting wind chill.

As with Calgary, these regions will likely warm up by Wednesday.

Anyone currently in a region of the province that has fallen under the warning is advised to cover up and to keep an eye out for any cold-related symptoms including shortness of breath, numbness, and frostbite.

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